Opposition Fears EVM Tampering in North India After 'Videos' Surface; SP, BSP, RJD Ask Cadres to Guard Strongrooms Till Counting of Votes
EVM being used for Lok Sabha polls | (Photo Credits: Getty Images)

New Delhi, May 21: Following the exit poll results which have indicated a victory for the BJP-led NDA, sections of the Opposition camp have cried a conspiracy. According to RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav, attempts are being made to tamper with the electronic voting machines (EVMs) while creating a perception across the nation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is returning to power with a solid majority.

"Sangh (RSS)-backed institutes and agencies are playing psychological games with marginalised communities. Reject their predictions. We are winning," Tejashwi Yadav, said further asking the party workers to maintain a "strong vigil" outside the EVM strongrooms. Priyanka Gandhi Rejects Exit Poll Results, Says Predictions Aimed at Demoralising Congress Cadre

BSP candidate from Ghosi, Afzal Ansari, sat on dharna outside outside an EVM strongroom in the district, alleging that unescorted vehicles were dispatching fresh set of voting machines to the strongroom.

Party supremo Mayawati swung into action and dispatched a letter to workers across the state asking them to guard the strongroom as the BJP is a "master" in resorting to malpractices.

SP state chief Naresh Uttam Patel has also asked the party workers to deploy themselves in 8-hour shifts each outside the EVM strongrooms, in order to ensure round-the-clock vigil.

Here's What Tejashwi Yadav Tweeted:

Afzal Ansari Squares Off With Police Over EVM Safety:

Unescorted EVM Movement in Chandauli:

Voting Machines Found in Car in Punjab:

RJD Workers Intercept Vehicle With EVMs in Bihar's Maharajganj Constituency:

Priyanka Gandhi Issues Appeal to Congress Cadres:

"My dear Congress workers, sisters and brothers...Don't let rumours and exit polls discourage you. This is being done just to break your determination. It is very important that you remain alert amid all this. Please continue to keep vigil outside strongrooms and counting centres. We are confident that our combined efforts will bear fruit," she said.

Similar statements have been issued Congress veterans Kamal Nath and Shashi Tharoor, claiming that all exit polls could be proved wrong as witnessed in the recently held Australia general elections 2019.